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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Apr 7, 2011 8:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: getting paid,how where ,when

I guess that's kind of the general impression I came away with: The money is in the idea generation and ownership side and not the performance side (which kind of makes sense because I think the majority of musicians just want to play, a la, Garcia).

Does this hold true for visual artists, i.e., do gallery owners/auction houses do better than the artists themselves?

TOOTMO

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Poster: leftwinger57 Date: Apr 7, 2011 12:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: getting paid,how where ,when

This, I always heard as being the rule . The songwriter lets say Pete Townsend would get the lions share of the royalties whether the other members thought that it was fair or not.All those CSI intros and all other comrecials that feature the WHO is considered intellectual property and worth more. Also the guys who wrote Hound DOG and a thousand other earlier hitsLieber and Stoller got the credit not the performer whom ever it may be. To own ones' publishing rights and the masters are the artist major contractual leverage one could have...lw

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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Apr 7, 2011 12:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: getting paid,how where ,when

I believe Sir Paul would concur.

TOOTMO

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Apr 7, 2011 9:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: getting paid,how where ,when

hard to compare those two. A musician's product based profit depends on the number of units sold (including actual airplay, online purchasing, etc.), whereas an artist might only have to sell two or three items to have a really good year. I'm afraid I feel that concert tours are just really long commercials aimed at getting the public to buy records and associated merchandise so that the artist can pay back the record label and pay for the immense support network behind the productions. Now this isn't to say that musicians don't also do it for the love of the music, but I have a suspicion that if a musician knew that all his/her bills would be paid, contract obligations satisfied and have some cash left over, the impetus to go on a 2 year world tour might be diminished somewhat. I've heard in Jerry's case that he felt an immense obligation to provide a living for all the "family" that went along with a Dead tour. If he were to suddenly cut his schedule down 75% because he was just tired that year, many people would have a lot less money coming in.

This post was modified by SomeDarkHollow on 2011-04-07 16:48:49